Burn Injury Attorneys
Expert Attorneys, Fair Compensation
A burn injury is one of the most painful and traumatic type of injury a person can sustain. Burn injuries are complex. The burn injury can affect not only the skin but also muscles, nerves, blood vessels, and bones. Burn injuries may also have long-term consequences such as scarring and emotional harm.
The pain and suffering burn injury victims face is often compounded by the anxiety they face when the medical bills and loss of income mount. The personal injury lawyers at Sieben & Cotter, PLLC are experienced in helping burn victims receive just compensation for their injuries.
Burn injuries can come from many sources, and can result in varying degrees of injury. Burns may result from:
- Chemical burns
- Electrical burns
- Thermal burns and scalds from fire, hot metal, splattering grease or oil, and hot liquids
- Radiation burns from sources such as x-rays and tanning beds
Frequently Asked Questions
When most people think of a burn injury, they think fire. But fire is only one example of how a person can sustain a burn injury. Other common types of burn injuries are caused by exposure to the sun, tanning bed lights, hot liquids or steam, hot metal, glass or plastic, and electrical shock. Burns are also caused by contact with chemicals, such as strong acids, alkalis, paint thinner or gasoline. Burns can be external or internal. Internal burns are those sustained as the result of inhaling smoke or chemical fumes causing damage to the mouth, throat and lungs.
Burns are considered some of the most painful injuries that a person can suffer. There are three degree of burn injuries:
• First-degree burns damage only the outer layer of skin
• Second-degree burns damage the outer layer and the layer underneath
• Third-degree burns damage or destroy the deepest layer of skin and tissues underneath
The importance of hiring an experienced lawyer
Regardless of the source or extent of the burn injury, immediate medical attention is crucial, even if there is no apparent damage. If you or a loved one has sustained a burn injury, it is imperative that you contact a Minnesota personal injury attorney who specializes in representation of burn injury victims.